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Thursday January 26, 2012Construction Underway on Chris M. Kane Golf Practice Complex

Gainesville, Fla.

Construction has begun on the Chris M. Kane Golf Practice Complex at the Mark Bostick Golf Course on the campus of the University of Florida. The 56-by-32 foot state-of-the-art facility, set to open in March, will feature fitness and club fitting/repair rooms, a putting lab and two separate, covered, hitting bays equipped with the latest swing analysis equipment.    

 

“This is an exciting time for us,” said UF men’s golf coach Buddy Alexander. “Our former center was 10 years old and it certainly served us well, but we’re all really excited about the new Chris M. Kane Golf Practice Complex. Adding another hitting bay, a club fitting area and a workout area that we didn’t have before is great for our program. It’s a good day for the Florida golf program and I’d like to thank everyone who helped make it possible.”

 

“The University of Florida is 100 percent committed to providing the very best resources possible for our athletes to succeed and this new practice facility is an active example,” Gator women’s golf coach Jan Dowling said. “I’d like to echo Buddy’s statement in thanking everyone who helped make the Chris M. Kane Golf Practice Complex a reality.”

 

The Gator men open their season on Monday, Jan. 30, at the JU Invitational at the PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, while the women begin their season on Feb. 13 at the Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes, Calif.

 

Additional Information on the Chris M. Kane Golf Practice Complex

 

TWO INDOOR/OUTDOOR HITTING BAYS

Equipped with:

·         V1 Software Video Swing Analysis System (4 camera system) in each hitting bay

·         Flightscope (3D Doppler Radar system that measures the golf ball, swing plane and impact parameters)

·         Full length mirrors

·         State-of-the-Art hitting surface

 

PUTTING LAB

Equipped with:

·         SAM Putting Lab (putting analysis system that measures 28 parameters)

·         V1 Software Video Putting Analysis System  (3 cameras system)

·         Full Length Mirrors

 

FITNESS ROOM

Including:

·         Stretching Cage

·         Medicine Balls, Physio Balls, Stretch Bands, and Yoga Mats

·         Light  weights

 

CLUB REPAIR ROOM

·         Mitchell Loft and Lie Machine

·         Onsite Grip and Shaft replacement

·         Well stocked for other club repair needs

 

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